Chief Financial Officer
Mark became the University Chief Financial Officer on the 16th May 2022. As a member of the University’s Senior Management Team and directly accountable to the Principal, the CFO is responsible for the financial stewardship of the University, the development of its financial strategy and the provision of financial advice related to the strategic development of the University. With a team of 58 staff, the CFO is also responsible for the strategic oversight of all income and expenditure of the University, and for ensuring that the systems of accounting and internal control are effective and in accordance with laid down standards, insurance and investments and Procurement services.
Mark was previously the Director of Finance at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. As a Board Member and Executive Team Member Mark provided direction and financial stewardship to NHSGGC’s strategic organisational transformation programme “Moving Forward Together”; led the design and delivery of NHSGGC’s 3 year cost saving and efficiency programme, including income maximisation and cost reduction savings cumulative £120m, and managed the financial element of planning, design and delivery of a major capital investment programme involving £125m of new build spend and £150m of infrastructure refurbishment and repair over 5 years.
Prior to NHSGGC, Mark was a Director in PwC, providing audit and consultancy services across a range of private, public and charitable organisations.
Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) National Council.